Institute of Chinese Buddhism (7)

MODERN RELIGIONS IN CROSS-CULTURAL CONTEXT

This online discussion series engaged Buddhists and non-Buddhists of various backgrounds on factors that shaped Buddhism in the modern world, particularly with the emergence of what is known as 'humanistic Buddhism'. Observably, there are similarities in how the other religions responded to the challenges of modernity. Each session dealt with how cross-cultural encounters in the modern era had shaped the various strands we see in each religion.

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Session 1: Modern Buddhism

Date: 14 April 2020

Presenter: Venerable Hui Hsuen Respondents: Professor Paul Hedges & Kathirasan K.

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Session 2: Modern Hindu Encounters with Buddhism

Date: 21 April 2020

Presenter: Kathirasan K. Respondents: Venerable Hui Hsuen & Professor Paul Hedges

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Session 3: Modern Christian Encounters with Buddhism

Date: 28 April 2020

Presenter: Professor Paul Hedges Respondents: Veberable Hui Hsuen & Kathirasan K.

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Session 4: Modern Muslim Encounters with Buddhism

Date: 5 May 2020

Presenter: Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib Reapondent: Venerable Hui Hsuen, Professor Paul Hedges & Kathirasan K.